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Exhibitions / IWPA Award Edition 2020

In the current unprecedented health crisis, our travelling exhibitions planned for Asia, the Middle East and Europe have been cancelled. In view of the changing situation, we will do our best to reschedule these exhibitions and offer new venues. We intend to show the exhibitions also in 2021 in order to give full visibility to the awarded projects. We will inform on our website and social media.

In the meantime, a complete online exhibition can be seen on our website https://iwpa.fr as well as on a virtual space visit on https://www.artsteps.com/view/5ebaa7438df9fc4286ef7923

Projects/ EU Voices of Culture 2019- 2020

In the current unprecedented health crisis, our travelling exhibitions planned for Asia, the Middle East and Europe have been cancelled. In view of the changing situation, we will do our best to reschedule these exhibitions and offer new venues. We intend to show the exhibitions also in 2021 in order to give full visibility to the awarded projects. We will inform on our website and social media.

International Women in Photo actively participated in the European Initiative Voices of Culture, on the key issue of Gender Equality: Gender Balance in the Cultural and Creative Sectors . Voices of Culture is a structured dialogue between the cultural sector in Europe and the European Commission.

We were part of a group of pre-selected stakeholders from countries across the European Union, comprising 33 women and 3 men, who got together to discuss the relevant issues and jointly brainstorm about gender inequality and discrimination in all cultural fields as well as specific means of addressing existing gaps, barriers and issues.

A report was produced, structured around  four topics

• Equal access for women to the labour market and leadership positions
• Gender stereotypes, representation and role models
• An end to sexual violence
• Systemic gender discrimination

 Each topic is introduced in a specific chapter highlighting the problem; outlining action that needs to be taken as well as specific examples that serve as “good practice”.

The full report may be downloaded here https://voicesofculture.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/VoC-Brainstorming-Report-Gender-Balance-in-the-Cultural-and-Creative-Sectors.pdf

The aim of the exercise was to highlight that gender equality, being a pillar of cultural diversity, has to be addressed at all levels of cultural policy making. There is already sufficient data to prove that discrimination and inequality exists and to inform clear-cut conclusions and build new policy frameworks in order to take cross-sectoral action, as well as to make financial resources available for funding specific types of gender empowerment programmes.